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Poster: He Live's Date: Aug 11, 2007 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: SMOKIN' STEEL DRUMS from '78 (+IKO)

SURPRISE!!! remember drums>?

just stumbled on this one and it is such a STAND-ALONE WINNER, 20+ minutes....just great interplay between the two headed monster...i dont know about you but i am a sucker for the steel pans, and MICKEY is totally on, banging out some fine will want to hear this more than once.

but it isnt just the drums>, we get a very righteous IKO too!!:

when jerry really gets into those "HEY NOWS!" at the climax of IKO it brings
you to your knees....the tempo is just a tad slow, but still right, and jer coaxes so much life out of each beat, out of each round, each one is a little turn around the sun as he digs a little deeper each time, till finally he is really GROWLING GOOD..... and you are left with a shit-eating grin as you hey now yourself and feel every turn around....

the sugar mag comedown is perfectly willies with a nice LONG SUNSHINE DAYDREAM....


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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 12, 2007 5:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SMOKIN' STEEL DRUMS from '78 (+IKO)

good sunday mornin'

if you like your pan drums, be sure to check out

fanastic show!

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Poster: He Live's Date: Aug 12, 2007 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SMOKIN' STEEL DRUMS from '78 (+IKO)

right on.... i listened to it again i was thinking there had to be more than four hands making all that would make sense that some other band members got involved...

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Aug 12, 2007 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SMOKIN' STEEL DRUMS from '78 (+IKO)

Reviewer: Street Pig - - October 16, 2005
Subject: Jerry on the Steel Drums

This was our fist Southern experience as Jersey Heads, Hampton followed the next year, I do recall how polite the ushers were and how I mistook the ceiling as an actual display of the Solar System. The Show: I distinctly remember Jerry & Others tinkering on the steel drums stage right, I love Drums and was psyched to see the fellas join the Drummers.The Aiko is laid back after the lenghty drums. The recording is 4 the performance is 4, despite the carbon copy sets of 78' the dead do pull out an above average display of these tunes and treat us to a rare Aiko, Scarlet>Fire is great but not an entree for best ever, Keith was not distinctive and seemed to fade away as the year progressed